IBA/LSAMP/SA Students Present Summer Research

July 22, 2021

Students participating the the IBA/LSAMP Summer Program have the opportunity to present their research at the Summer Undergraduate Poster Symposium.  This event is sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.  

This year we have 18 students from IBA, LSAMP and Science Alliance presenting posters at this event.  See below for the poster numbers and times of presentations or you can reference the program for the event.  Summer Undergraduate Poster Symposium Program Guide.  We hope people can come out and support our undergraduate researchers!

Summer Undergraduate Poster Symposium

Wednesday, July 28th 2021
Jean E. and Renée P. Robillard Atrium 
Medical Education Research Facility (MERF)

Presentations
1:30-3:00pm Even Numbered Posters
3:00-4:30pm Odd Numbered Posters

Presentations 1:30-3:00pm

36 

 

The role of the 5-HT2C receptor on breathing and mortality following an induced seizure in amygdala kindled animals 

Nicole Boodhoo, University of Iowa Science Alliance (UI)

Mentor: Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurology 

 

38 

 

MALDI And Cystic Fibrosis

Hannah McCumber, University of Iowa Science Alliance (UI)

Mentor: John Engelhardt, PhD, Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology

 

60

 

Perceived stress of the Latinx community during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Meghan Cantu, University of Iowa Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (UI LSAMP) 

Mentor: Emily Kroska, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

 

62

Measuring and Characterizing Bacterial Responses to Drug Delivery throughout the Lungs 

DJ Guillory, University of Iowa College of Engineering Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (UI LSAMP) 

Mentor: Jennifer Fiegel, PhD, Associate Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

 

64

 

The localization and assembly of the molecular chaperone complex formed by RuvBL proteins in Xenopus laevis 

Quinn Mattison, University of Iowa Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (UI LSAMP) 

Mentor: Daniel Weeks, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry

 

66 

 

Understanding Embryo Development in Potamopyrgus antipodarum 

Ruby Sanchez, University of Iowa Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (UI LSAMP) 

Mentor: Maurine Neiman, PhD, Professor, Biology

 

Presentations 3:00-4:30pm

69

 

Endopolyploidy in Potamopyrgus antipodarum 

Josie Bliss, Liberal arts and sciences Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA) 

Mentor: Maurine Neiman, PhD, Professor, Biology

 

71 

 

Differences in Barred Owl (Strix varia) observations with land cover along an urban-rural gradient

Amanda Caraballo, University of Iowa Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA) 

Mentor: Heather Sander, PhD, Associate Professor, Geographical and Sustainability Sciences

 

73

 

Utility of a Diverse Array of Covid-19 Diagnostic Tests as Tools for Combating SARS-CoV2

Floyd Evans, Jr., University of Iowa Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA) 

Mentor: Jeff Murray, MD, Professor, Pediatrics 

 

75

 

Zebra fish as a developmental model for heart and eye conditions in Bardet-Biedl syndrome

Camila Sofia Gomez, College of liberal arts Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA) 

Mentor: Diane Slusarski, PhD, Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology 

 

77

 

Reduction of paraproteinemia caused kidney damage in murine models 

Bryan Guevara, The University of Iowa Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA) 

Mentor: Dao-Fu Dai, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology

 

79

 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Overview 

Felipe Herrmann, Psychology Brain and Sciences Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA) 

Mentor: Emily Kroska, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences 

 

81

 

Dysfunctions of Pathogenic Mutants of the Essential Calcium Sensor Calmodulin 

Emily Herum, University of Iowa Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA) 

Mentor: Madeline Shea, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry 

 

83

Beat by Beat: Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Echocardiograms by Humans and Pigeons 

Odysseus Orr, University of Iowa Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA) 

Mentor: Edward Wasserman, PhD, Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences 

 

85

 

Calmodulin Binds Conserved Motifs in Fibroblast Growth Factor Homologous Factors

Cade Rahlf, University of Iowa Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA) 

Mentor: Madeline Shea, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry 

 

86

 

Mice with DRP1 Depletion in Skeletal Muscle are Resistant to Age-related Weight Gain 

Joshua Peterson, The University of Iowa Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA) 

Mentor: Marcelo Correia, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

 

87

Mice with DRP1 Depletion in Skeletal Muscle are Resistant to Age-related Weight Gain 

Cally Tucker, University of Iowa, Iowa Biosciences Academy Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA) 

Mentor: Marcelo Correia, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

 

89 

 

Focal vascular and neuronal response to radiation in normal retinal tissue: A pilot study 

Anthony Vitale, University of Iowa Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA) 

Mentor: Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, Professor, Internal Medicine